|Insight: Syria's Refugees / Schwarzenegger's Book Tour / Ron Cunningham's 25th Anniversary / Eliane Elias - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Syria's Refugees - A humanitarian crisis rages on in Syria as Americans consider who should be the country's next president. Many Americans and journalists are asking the candidates whether the United States should intervene in an international conflict if our national security is not at risk. We'll speak with a UC Davis professor who has been following the Syria crisis closely, Keith Watenpaugh, about what America's responsibility to help Syrian refugees might be...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; Syria's refugees; Keith Watenpaugh, UC Davis professor; Laurence Leamer, biographer; Fantastic; Ron Cunningham, Artistic Director, Sacramento Ballet; Eliane Elias, composer-performer-arranger
|Insight: Fire Cuts / Noreen Evans / Syrian Crisis / Sound Advice|
Fire Cuts - The Sacramento Fire Department isn't immune from budget cuts. They've had to place two more fire engines on rotating brownouts and cut some positions. Lack of funds means the department may have to end water patrols during one of the Sacramento Area's most dangerous water seasons in years. There's also an ongoing push for public employee unions to reform their pension systems so members contribute more...
Keywords: Insight; Capital Public Radio; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio; Lloyd Ogan, Deputy Fire Chief; Noreen Evans, State Senator, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee; Crisis in Syria; Keith Watenpaugh, UC Davis professor; UC Davis; Sean Bianco; Sound Advice: Opera
|Insight: UN Envoy to Syria / Curiosity Landing / Olympic Coverage / The Kimberly Trip|
UN Envoy to Syria - UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan has resigned from his mission to Syria as a bloody civil war continues. UC Davis Professor Keith Watenpaugh is an expert on Syria and has been following the situation closely. He joins us to explain what Annan's resignation means for Syria and who will take over for the former U.N. secretary-general. Curiosity Landing - NASA's rover "Curiosity" is expected to touchdown on Mars late Sunday, August 5...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; UN Envoy Annan resigns; Keith Watenpaugh, UC Davis professor; Curiosity landing; NASA Mars rover touchdown; Jim Jensen, planetary geologist; Olympic coverage; London Olympics; Kimberly Trip, The; Unicorns, Glitter, and Heartbreak; studio performance
|Insight: California Budget / Political Junkie Goes West / ISIS Offensive / Dianne Reeves - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Expansions in mental health and early education funding are two key issues Democrats are citing as victories in California's budget negotiations for the next fiscal year. Meanwhile, California Republicans are criticizing Democrats for hastily throwing together a deal with Governor Jerry Brown. Joining us to talk about what's in this year's budget is Senate President Pro-tem Darrell Steinberg and Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; California budget negotiations; Darrell Steinberg, Senate President Pro-tem; Bob Huff, Senate Minority Leader; Ken Rudin, The Political Junkie; Political Junkie, The; Islamic State of Iraq in Syria (ISIS); ISIS; Keith Watenpaugh, UC Davis professor; Dianne Reeves; Gary Vercelli
|Insight: Syrian Refugee Camp / Food Adulteration / Pet Tales: Acupuncture / Musical History of the Blues - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Syrian Refugees - Events in Boston have moved some of our international news further out of the headlines, but UC Davis Professor Keith Watenpaugh just returned from the massive Zataari refugee camp in Jordan. We'll talk with him about what he saw and how these Syrian refugees, a lot of them young people, are doing. Food Adulteration - How much pomegranate juice is actually in what's marketed as "pomegranate juice?" Or lemon juice in lemon juice and olive oil in olive oil? Capital Public Radio F...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; Syrian refugees; Keith Watenpaugh, UC Davis Professor; food adulteration; Elaine Corn, Capital Public Radio Food Reporter; Fighting Economic Adulteration in the Marketplace; Robert Mondavi Food & Wine Institute; Pet Tales: Acupuncture; Gina Spadafori, pet expert; Madeline Yamate, pet acupuncture specialist; Musical History of the Blues, A; Todd Morgan; Gary Mendoza
|Insight: Latest in Syria / Natomas Levees / New Jerusalem / Gatsby Ballet - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
Latest in Syria - On Friday, January 11, Syrian rebels seized the largest helicopter base in Taftanaz, located north of the country, a key facility in the government's escalating air war that the rebels had beent rying to take for months. This recent development allows rebels to create something closer to real "liberated" territory, a goal that has eluded them until now and what is bringing Syrians to sing "My Taftanaz, the martyrs of God, our country is winning." We check in with Keith and Hegh...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento; Syria; Taftanaz; Keith Watenpaugh, UC Davis professor; Heghnar Watenpaugh, UC Davis professor; flood protection; Natomas Basin; Natomas Levee Improvement Project; Steve Cohn, Sacramento District 3 Councilman; Brandy Boyd, editor, Natomas Buzz; New Jerusalem - The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza; Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza, The; Big Idea Theatre; Shannon Mahoney; Gatsby Ballet; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Great Gatsby, The; Ron Cunningham; Carinne Cunningham; Alex Cunningham; Daisy Buchanan; Sacramento Ballet
|Insight: Syria Update / Corporations Using Medi-Cal? / Pet Tales / TC Boyle|
Syria Update - As tensions continue to escalate in Syria, the international community is grappling with what to do and a recent leak suggests that U.S. policy may be changing. We'll get an update on the situation from UC Davis Professor Keith Watenpaugh and hear about a student-led benefit concert aimed at helping Syrian university students displaced by the violence. Corporations Using Medi-Cal? Are big corporations like Wal-Mart "dumping" the burden of providing health care onto California taxp...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio; CSU Sacramento; Syria Update; Keith Watenpaugh, UC Davis Professor; student-led benefit concert; Syrian university students; Corporations Using Medi-Cal; Wal-Mart; dumping; health care; California taxpayers; Assembly Bill 880; California legislature; Retailers and restaurant owners; require larger businesses to pay the state a fine; does nothing to reduce rising health care costs; Ken Jacobs, UC Berkeley labor researcher; Pet Tales; traumatic experience for both animals and their humans; Gina Spadafori; TC Boyle; TC Boyle, Fiction writer; keynote presenter for this year's SummerWords Festival put on by American River College; TC Boyle speaks at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 31 at The Crest Theatre in Sacramento
|Insight: Early Fire Season / Syria and Chemical Weapons / Equine Therapy for PTSD / Modern Masters: Proteges|
Early Fire Season - California fire officials are stressing the importance of prevention and preparedness as the summer fire season begins early in what is already a hot, dry year. We'll explore the potential for wildfires in the Sacramento region with a National Weather Service forecaster and Daniel Berlandt from Cal Fire. Syria and Chemical Weapons - On the heels of President Obama's comments confirming evidence of chemicals used in Syria, we'll talk with UC Davis Professor Keith Watenpaugh ab...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio; CSU Sacramento; Early Fire Season; prevention and preparedness; summer fire season; wildfires in the Sacramento region; Daniel Berlandt, National Weather Service forecaster with Cal Fire; Syria and Chemical Weapons; President Obama's comments; chemicals used in Syria; Keith Watenpaugh, UC Davis Professor; Third Annual Symposium on Human Rights, next week at UC Davis; Equine Therapy for PTSD; benefit concert and wine tasting, Saturday, May 4th at the River Highlands Ranch for the Highland Springs Healing Center; Smartville-based Equine Therapy center; people suffering from PTSD, most notable returning Vets; Joaquin Jacobs, equine therapist at Highland Springs; Jane Rivar, singer and artist; River Highlands Ranch; Modern Masters: Proteges; The Sacramento Ballet; Modern Masters program; Ron Cunningham, Sacramento Ballet artistic director; Rex Moore, dancer; Modern Masters: Proteges, runs May 16 through 19
|Insight-130617: DME Fuel Testing / Syria and Turkey / Smokejumpers / French Film Festival - Capital Public Radio, Inc.|
DME Fuel Testing - The San Joaquin Valley is gearing up to be the next testing ground for a new, clean alternative to diesel. Oberon Fuels uses a process that converts methane and carbon dioxide to DME (dimethyl ether), a renewable substitute made from a variety of resources, including plant and animal waste. For the first time in North America, Volvo plans to begin manufacturing heavy duty, DME-powered commercial trucks in 2015...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio; CSU Sacramento; DME Fuel Testing; The San Joaquin Valley; clean alternative to diesel; Oberon Fuels; DME (dimethyl ether); Volvo; DME-powered commercial trucks; Safeway food stores will be using DME trucks; Neil Senturia, Oberon Fuels CEO and Co-Founder; Michael Shaw, Executive Director of External Affairs at California Trucking Association; Syria and Turkey; protests, riots and rebel fighting; U.S. looks toward arming Syrian rebels; President Obama; Russian President Vladimir Putin; Keith Watenpaugh, UC Davis Professor; Heghnar Watenpaugh, UC Davis Professor; Smokejumpers; a 28-year-old smokejumper died while fighting a fire; Luke Sheehy; Arlen Cravens, Acting Deputy Director of Fire and Aviation Management for the U.S. forest Service's Pacific Southwest Region; Fire Management Officer for the Shasta Trinity National Forest in Redding; French Film Festival; Audrey Tautou; Francois Ozon; Sacramento's 12th Annual French Film Festival; new and classic French films; Charles Zigman; Jean Gabin; 1950s French rendition of Les Miserables; Cecile Mouette Downs, Executive Director of the SFFF; Crest Theatre June 21 to June 30